Affirmative Action and School ChoiceInternational Journal of Economic Theory (2014)
AbstractThis paper studies a way of introducing affirmative action in the school choice problem to implement integration policies. The paper proposes the use of a natural two-step mechanism. The (equitable) first step is introduced as an adaptation of the deferred-acceptance algorithm designed by Gale and Shapley, when students are divided into two groups. The (efficient) second step captures the idea of exchanging places inherent to Gale's top trading cycle.
- integration policy;school allocation;affirmative action
Publication DateSeptember, 2014
Citation InformationJose Alcalde and Begoña Subiza. "Affirmative Action and School Choice" International Journal of Economic Theory Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jose_alcalde/34/